June Turner, 82, was working at a newsstand in Hanley, Staffordshire, UK when a man entered her store and demanded money. He took cash and cigarettes and tried to make off with the whole cash register when Ms. Turner decided she had had enough of his misbehavior. The Sun reports:
The robbery was caught on CCTV at AJ and J Newsagents in Hanley, Staffs. June, who has worked there for 45 years, said: “He came up to the counter and said, ‘I want your money’ but I said, ‘You’re not having my money’. He came round the back of the counter and got some money from the till.
“I couldn’t find the panic button so I got my stick and I really belted him with it.
“It was just instinct to try to stop him and give him a good whack.
The robber fled, but not before knocking Ms. Turner to the ground. If he returns, she'll be ready:
She said: “If it happened again I’d react the same but with something heavier.”
-via Dave Barry | Photo: SWNS